by Eiv on 03/08/12 at 4:24 am
Beautiful spots in Baguio City tourists should visit.
To those who are planning to visit Baguio City, Philippines, here are few of the beautiful places you can see in this City:
A 252 steps religious shrine situated on Mirador Hill where pilgrims and devotees gather especially during Holy Week seeking the blessing of the Virgin Mary.
“Tam-awan” which means “vantage point” was created on the year 1998 by Chanun Foundation where you can see collection of Ifugao and Kalinga Huts and art galleries.
Click Here to see the view from top of Tam-awan.
The Philippine Military Academy:
Local and foreign tourists visiting the city always make the Academy an important part of their itinerary. Saturday morning is the best time to visit this place where you can see cadet corps undergo their outdoor inspection in ranks followed with a parade and review at Borromeo Field.
Older than the city itself, this stately building was built in 1908 as summer homes for U.S. Governor-generals who were the American administrators for the Philippines and was destroyed in 1945 during the battle for the liberation of the Philippines. Rebuilt and improved by the Philippine government in 1947, this building becomes an official summer residence of the various presidents of the country.
Baguio Botanical Garden:
A huge piece of land owned by Philippine government, this place is filled with towering pine trees, beautiful flowers, art galleries, greenhouses and nurseries designed to propagate the flora and fauna species that will eventually find their way to parks and gardens around the city.
Click Here to see the sculpture outside the Botanical Garden.
Camp John Hay:
Named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s Secretary of State, this 690-hectare property was designed in 1903 as the rest & recreational facility for the US Military and Department of Defense in the Far East. This was turned over to the Philippines 1991 upon the expiration of the R.P.-U.S. Bases Agreement.
The Baguio Cathedral:
Its beautiful rose-colored structure with twin spires is what makes it as one of the country’s’ most beautiful architectural structures. It stands atop Mount Mary Hill, where you can see wonderful bird’s-eye view of Session Road and the city’s landscape.
Other places to see in Baguio are: Wright Park, Mines Vew Park, Session Road, Kennon Road, Mount Santo Tomas, Bell Church, Asin Hot Springs, Wood Carver’s Village, Easter Weaving Room, Mary Knoll Ecological Sanctuary, Balatoc Mines and Crosby Park. (Please click the link to read the story of the place)
More photos of Baguio (Please click the link) Baguio Cathedral, Man-made lake in Burnham Park, Burnham Park Skating Rink, Tam-awan Village, Head Quarter of the Philippine Military Academy, The Mansion, Baguio Botanical Garden, The Picnic Groove, Strawberry Flavored Taho